3 ways TENS/EMS therapy decreases joint stiffness and relieves muscle spasms
If you experience pain and stiffness, then there is a good chance you are experiencing a degenerative condition. That means the symptoms tend to worsen over time.
Do you suffer from:
Fatigue and Weakness
Joint Aches and Pains.
In severe cases, Fever.
Numbness and Tingling in your joint
Many people that suffer from these joint conditions and diseases turn to medication and pharmaceutical drugs for relief… but these drugs only mask the pain.
Plus these prescription drugs may have a long list of horrible side effects and scary dependence issues.
To add to this, most prescription drugs are only a short term fix. Meaning they won’t solve the actual problem you’re having for the long term…
Other solutions like Chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and physiotherapy can be beneficial but they can take a long time and get very expensive
You do not want to go down this road. There is another solution. A better solution.
If you’re looking for truly long-term relief that is safe and natural, then TENS/EMS therapy may be exactly what you need.
How does TENS/EMS work?
A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) sends electrical pulses through the skin to start your body's own painkillers. The electrical pulses can release endorphins and other substances to stop pain signals in the brain.
Studies show it helps relieve joint pain and stiffness in 3 ways:
1. Overrides pain signals sent to the spinal cord and brain. Plus may also stimulate endorphins which are your body’s natural pain killers.
2. Helps strengthen muscles around the joints.
3. Relieves tension by deeply massaging muscles and tissues.
According to the National Institutes for Health of the US Gov’t, “Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) consists of a generic application of low-frequency, pulsed electrical currents transmitted by electrodes through the skin surface. It is a therapeutic modality that is non-pharmacological, noninvasive, inexpensive, easy to use and widely applied in clinical practice.”
Such effects may be due to the release of substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide, which would increase blood flow and, consequently, hasten the events leading to tissue repair.
Recommendations for use:
If there is a specific area that you are having joint pain, then placing the TENS/EMS pads around the pain point is the best course of action.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, or if your arthritic and joint pain is in multiple areas, then you should first put the pads around the most painful areas and follow with the other areas treating the least painful spot at the end.
If you have pain in your hips or knees, then applying the TENS/EMS pads to the lower back may be your best course of action. This is because the nerve supply for these joints comes from the lumbar spine.
If you have chronic pain in one area then you can keep the pads attached to this area throughout the day and turn them off and on as you see fit. Since our TENS/EMS devices are very portable, this should be easy to do.
You can safely use TENS/EMS devices for about 30 minutes at a time, 3 times a day.